Orthodox Calendar 2017
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July 14
6th Week after Pentecost. Tone 4.
Fast Day.
Wine and oil allowed.

Совершается служба на шестьHoly and Wonderworking Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian, martyrs, at Rome (284).

Martyr Potitus, at Naples (2nd c.). St. Peter the Patrician, monk, of Constantinople (854). St. Angelina (Brancovic), despotina of Serbia (16th c).

Sts. Julius and Aaron, protomartyrs of Wales, at Caerleon (ca. 304). St. Gallus, bishop of Clermont (551). St. Eparchius the Recluse, of Angouleme, Aquitaine (581). St. Servanus, apostle of Western Fife, East Scotland (6th c.). St. Basil, founder of the Monastery of the Deep Stream in Cappadocia (10th c.) Martyr Constantine the Wonderworker and those with him, of Cyprus (late 12th c.). St. Leontius, bishop of Radauti in Moldavia (1432). Second translation of the relics of St. John of Rila from Turnovo to Rila (1470). 25 Martyrs in Nicomedia.

Thoughts for Each Day of the Year
According to the Daily Church Readings from the Word of God
By St. Theophan the Recluse

St. Theophan the Recluse

Friday. [I Cor. 4:5-8; Matt. 13:44-54]

   Arriving in Nazareth the Lord found no faith there. His visible simplicity hindered the Nazarenes from seeing His invisible glory and divinity. Does not the same occur with a Christian? Christian dogmas are very simple in appearance; but for the mind which enters into them, they represent an all-embracing harmonious system in and of themselves, which were not, nor ever could be generated by any creature’s mind. Proud-mindedness, casting a fleeting glance at the simplicity of the Gospels, is repelled by it and begins to build its own house of knowledge, which it deems enormous and full of broad horizons. It is in fact no more than a towering house of cards, and the horizons are no more than mirages, phantom products of a heated imagination. But there is no point in telling him. He and his brothers are ready with their critical attacks to immediately cast anyone from the mountain into the abyss who tries to dissuade them; but the truth always passes unharmed through their midst and goes on to other souls capable of receiving it.